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Lockdown Literature 2: The Student’s second batch of social distancing reading lists

On 1st April, our Editor-in-Chief, Rob Lownie, provided readers of The Student with his social distancing reading list. Assuming that you’ve devoured all five of his recommendations, and have been anxiously awaiting round two, I thought I’d offer a few of my own suggestions. The theme of this list is escapism, under which I will […]

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TV

Dracula

Dracula has been adapted countless times over the century, yet the new BBC miniseries manages to turn the revered tale into a fast-paced drama whilst still staying relatively true to Bram Stoker’s 1887 novel. Promoted as a “three-day reign of terror,” this adaption certainly didn’t disappoint in the horror department. The atmospheric castle was filled […]

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Culture Theatre

Dracula

The characters on stage may have been dead, but the King’s Theatre was alive as audience members laughed and jumped out of their seats. Directed by Eduard Lewis and adapted for the stage by Jenny King, Dracula captures all of the elements that have made Bram Stoker’s chilling tale a timeless classic. Expect wooden stakes. […]

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Film

The Horror! It’s Universal Studios!

“The story of the strangest passion that the world has ever known.” This line from the poster for 1931’s Dracula aptly describes the entire archive of the commonly called ‘Universal Monsters,’ the 1920-50s films that planted the seeds of the horror genre. And the credit lies definitively at the feet of one film studio which […]

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Film

Dracula Untold

Dracula Untold, the feature debut of director Gary Shore, promises a retelling of Dracula, one that moves away from Bram Stoker’s classic novel towards the legend’s origins of ‘Vlad the Impaler’, Prince of Wallachia.